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HND Business

HND Business

Course Detail

Awarding Body Pearson (EDEXCEL)
Course Code 101N
Course Duration 2 Years
Course Type FullTime
FullTime Fee £ 6165 P.A.

Modules Studied


  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project (Pearson-set)
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Research Project  (double unit)
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Strategy
  • Consumer Behaviour and Insight
  • Global Business Environment
  • International Marketing
  • Tapping into New and International Markets

To be awarded the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business, 240 credits must be achieved of which 120 must be at level 5 - which requires approximately 960 guided learning hours (GLH).

This is the new specification introduced by Pearson (Edexcel) commencing September 2016. Students who enrolled prior to September 2016 will continue with the current specification.
Please note that the actual units studied may be subject to variation. 


You will be assessed through written assignments and coursework, including the Pearson-set assignment. A full specification is included in the course handbook.


Entry Requirements

We welcome mature students (over 21) who do not have formal qualifications but have relevant experience. You will be interviewed and may have to undertake assessment tests to determine whether you are able to cope with the workload.

If you do have formal qualifications, we consider:

  • A BTEC National Diploma

  • At least one GCE A level

  • Access to Higher Education certificate

  • Other equivalent level 3 qualifications


English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent).

What I can do after the course?

On completion of the HND in Business, students are eligible to progress onto the third year of a BA degree course via a top-up programme. Our parent institution, London School of Science & Technology, offers the BA (Hons) Business Studies (Top-up) programme at its London campus with the degree accredited by the University of West London. Alternatively, you may study at any other institution that offers the programme and accepts the HND qualification.

In addition, the practical elements of the qualification allows for direct entry into employment. You may also be eligible for membership of professional bodies.

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